Monday, June 9, 2014

Excerpt: "Manny Machado and Maturity"

"Manny Machado is what he is, certainly not the 43-year-old father of two last year's coverage made him out to be, and certainly not the bat-throwing toddler he appeared to be in your morning paper. The gap between those two poles isn't Machado; it's us. It's what we do. If it makes money or generates clicks to build up a 20-year-old into a grown man, we do that. If it works to turn him into a punk, we do that. If it works to do both over time, well, the public has a short attention span and there's a mortgage to be paid, so shut up."